Nov 13, 2022

Why should I do fewer things?

Post by 
Michael Muse

nswer emails slower. Check chat less frequently. Don’t work on that side project. Tell a colleague you don’t have time to comment on their 20 page cross functional doc.

People rarely tell you to do this. But that’s because their goals aren’t your goals. And also, because context switching, mental overload, and entropy are vastly underappreciated as the biggest inhibitor to your success.

Tradeoffs are the difficult process of choosing which projects can die so the most important ones can thrive.

The Pareto Principle a well-known way to look at this. 20% of your work will produce 80% of your results. So if you can just identify and crush that 20% of your work, you’ll outperform. But that’s easier said than done.

The goal of Flowdometer is to help you identify and do that 20% of your work by tracking how long each step in your process takes. It has graphs in it that specifically identify which team members have too much on their plate.

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